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A collaborative journey to positive change

Being a leader means making a difference. And the difference between potential and fulfillment is often closer than we think. For more than 15 years, Merideth Mehlberg Group has used a proven framework and holistic approach to help executives in the San Francisco Bay Area grow both personally and professionally. Specializing in coaching and corporate solutions for senior-level executives, we believe in achievable goals, practical methods, and exceptional results. Our clients understand the value of investing in their people, and each person shares the willingness to challenge, change and expand their leadership potential. We embrace and encourage a culture of integrity, optimism, respect, and collaboration in the ongoing pursuit of betterment and growth.

How We Work

The team at Merideth Mehlberg Group employs career-building values in a strategic framework to help senior executives ladder up to their full leadership potential. We believe in both the person and the professional, helping you achieve your highest service to the world.

Potential Meets Purpose

Intention

Be authentic. Get clear on what you really want. Use it as your North Star.

Experimentation

Generate hypotheses and employ creativity in service to your goals.

Impact

Take action and hone effectiveness; build leadership muscle to make a difference.

Resilience

Reframe failure, learn from experience, and take responsibility for your choices

Leadership

Lead wholeheartedly, employing head, heart, gut and logic

Expression

Find outlets to express yourself, show thought leadership, and make your mark in the world

Results

Results are measurable, meaningful, rewarding and ongoing; a template to help you remain vital and challenged.

OUR TEAM

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Merideth

CEO, Executive Coach, Career Strategist, & Writer

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CELIA

Market Positioning Consultant

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DEBORAH

Career Coach and Resume Writer

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NANCY

Photographer

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KEVIN

Chief Operating Officer

Learn more about our talented team

Our Clients

Merideth Mehlberg Group has worked with clients across a broad spectrum of industries and professions—from computer software to the financial sector to nonprofit organizations, science, and transportation. Here are just a few companies represented in our Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, and Corporate Solutions services.

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  • Jorge Dalmau, Boat builder & racer
    Deborah's comprehensive approach helped me with my career transition. Her enthusiasm and expertise was invaluable in plotting a course toward a new career. I would strongly recommend Deborah to anyone looking to improve or change his or her career.
    Jorge Dalmau, Boat builder & racer
  • It’s like job therapy.
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Prior to working with Merideth, I had interviewed seven other coaches. It only took one conversation with her for me to know that Merideth was exactly the kind of coach I was seeking.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    When you coach with Merideth, the lessons you learn will stay with you for life and give you a clearer perspective. She brings to the table an immense amount of experience and a treasure chest of knowledge. She has this style where she can be brutally honest and transparent with you in identifying your weaknesses and then work with you to grow your strengths and minimize or eliminate your weaknesses.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    If I had to describe Merideth in two words, it would be perceptive and thoughtful. I worked with Merideth for two and a half years and boy what a difference that time made! Not only have I grown into a more thoughtful and insightful leader myself, but overall I feel I have become a better person as well.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Jonna Hensley, Country HR Consultant
    I got a contract HR Business Partner job through some crafty networking, which makes me proud. The job has a high probability of conversion to regular/full-time. It feels 100% right and I can say that with clarity because of my time with you!
    Jonna Hensley, Country HR Consultant
    Keysight Technologies
  • Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
    Merideth is technologically very savvy and has helped other leaders in similar shoes to me, meaning those great at technology but who want and need to grow into the leader they aspire to be. I highly recommend Merideth as a coach to anyone wanting to operate on a higher plane in their career.
    Amit Asija, Innovation & Architecture Lead
  • Beth Budwig, UX Leader
    Celia is one of those rare people—she’s incisive and direct, yet warm and compassionate. This balance was key as I grappled with job search and then unemployment. She helped me play at a high level and I landed a fantastic job thanks to Celia's help with interview prep. She shifted my thinking and helped me show up as my best self.
    Beth Budwig, UX Leader
  • Melissa Bell, Media Producer
    I wanted to let you know that I got a new job! I’m absolutely sure it’s the result of all the work you did with me to focus my goals and the wonderful resume and LinkedIn profile Madelyn created for me. Thank you so much for all of your amazing guidance. I could never have achieved this new job, my dream job, without you.
    Melissa Bell, Media Producer
  • Kathleen Bryson, Marketing & Communications professional
    Deborah helped me develop a dialogue about how to position myself as a seasoned professional looking to transition into a new industry. She helped convey this on my resume and LinkedIn page as well. I loved working with her, and found our work together extremely useful for my career search.
    Kathleen Bryson, Marketing & Communications professional
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    I knew what my overall mission was, but I didn't know how to get there. I wasn't confident about my skills, my experience, my future. Merideth talked me through it, helping me fill out her very comprehensive Career Compass tool to get a much clearer picture of my future career path.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    I reached out to Merideth when I decided to make a career transition and I'm so glad that I did.  From the moment I started talking to her, I knew I was in good hands. It's clear Merideth's been doing this work for a while and she knows what she's talking about. Her confidence and competence was exactly what I needed as I talked to her about my career transition.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    Merideth does not merely give advice or answers. Instead, she takes the more impactful approach of guiding you through a structured process in which you arrive at your own preferred course of action.
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
  • Jonathan Kaplan, Communications Officer
    If you're looking to better understand your career and how to give more or get the most out of where you are, I highly recommend working with Merideth. Her work ethic is second-to-none and, more importantly, she's compassionate and empathetic. This was a real partnership and, because of it, I feel more energized, more skillful, and more creative.
    Jonathan Kaplan, Communications Officer
    Open Society Foundations
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    Over the course of working with Merideth, I evolved from a new middle manager to a seasoned executive in senior leadership. I overcame numerous struggles and embraced exciting opportunities, all while guided by Merideth’s unique, encouraging, and effective style.
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    Merideth and her amazing team helped me understand my value and potential in this next phase of my career. Now I'm well positioned to start something new. More than that, though, Merideth, Celia, and Deborah SAW me. They listened to me, understood where I'd been in my work, what my hopes and ambitions are for the future. They helped me see that my skills are valuable and that I have plenty left to offer. They helped me feel the empowerment I need as I take this next step, and for that, I am so, so grateful.
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
    Celia talked to me about my skills and how to position myself as an expert in my field. She helped me translate some of the language of marketing and positioning, and helped me see that my skills are indeed marketable. And then, to seal the deal, Deborah shaped and molded my resume and LinkedIn profile with as much care and attention she might give a close friend. She wanted me to feel 100% confident about it - and I do!
    Michelle Godwin, SF Coalition of Essential Small Schools
  • Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
    The lessons I learned from Merideth will last a lifetime. I highly recommend her as an executive coach - just be prepared to be challenged, as everything worth achieving comes through hard work!
    Chris Bailey, Director of Innovation & Architecture
  • I’ve had more interest in my career, and I’m being presented with more opportunities from recruiters and company execs, in the last 6-8 weeks than I’ve had in years. These are mostly unsolicited interactions.
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Insightful, thoughtful, savvy, and action-oriented, Merideth was instrumental in catapulting me from analysis-paralysis to defining my goals and building an action plan to meet them. She has the ability to validate your thoughts and ideas, yet simultaneously challenge and encourage you to think outside of the box.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • Erik Ward, Vice President Systems and Technology
    Deborah was an absolute joy to work with and when the time comes, I will work with her again without question. She unlocked multiple doors of opportunity by allowing me to answer fundamental questions about myself and my expectations. It was a sincere pleasure to go through the journey of discovery with her, and for our efforts to lead to such an outstanding outcome. Thank you, Deborah!
    Erik Ward, Vice President Systems and Technology
    GCT Global Container Terminals, Inc.
  • STEPHANIE CASENZA, NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
    Merideth is supportive, personable, and takes a genuine interest in helping you achieve your goals.
    STEPHANIE CASENZA, NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE
  • Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Merideth served as both a coach and a cheerleader for me, which was exactly what I needed at the time, and she quickly picked up on this. Ultimately, my desire to make a change in my career became a reality with Merideth's coaching support.
    Niccolina Mangroo, Head of Global Programs
    Edmodo
  • Phil Astrachan, RVP
    Crack the champagne! Offer letter signed after negotiating the base up and adding a 12-month guarantee. Really excited about this new opportunity and can move forward without hesitation. Thanks for your role in helping me become more intentional and in-tune with what's important to me in my personal and professional life. Looking forward to working with you more and to further future successes!
    Phil Astrachan, RVP
  • Merideth Mehlberg Career Group makes the most of our time together—when we leave an interaction, I’ve gotten what I needed and more!

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